BASE Counseling Corner

News & Updates from the Counselors and Social Worker

January 31, 2022

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Finals Week!

Reminder: We are on a normal class/bell schedule this week.
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Upcoming: Forecasting!

High School students will start Forecasting Lessons this week in Crews by going over course history and reviewing transcript.

8th Grade students will do an activity around exploring the options at BASE and their home high school.

6th & 7th Grade students will start their lessons towards the end of February.

College & Career

High School

12th Grade

  • PCC Preview Day: Feb 4th from 10:30-12:00 (Virtual event)

  • Students need to register individually so they can pick their breakout session. We advise students to login and watch from their own computer or device.

  • PCC Foundation Scholarships

    • Deadline for 2022-23 PCC Foundation Scholarships is on the night of Feb 1st at 11:59pm. Students need to be admitted to PCC to fill out the application. Here are the steps to completing the application and the link:

    • 1. Apply for Admissions to PCC

    • 2. Create MyPCC login

    • 3.Go to scholarship application and use PCC login to start the application. Submit by 11:59pm on Feb 1st.




Seniors looking for work after graduation, check out this opportunity!

WCC Hiring Expo:

The Hiring Expo will connect job seekers with local businesses that are hiring. Expect to see 60 plus employers from a variety of fields including automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, retail & more! Every employer will be hiring - PT,FT, and summer jobs! Come prepared to get hired!

May 6th, 2022 at Wingspan Event Center WC Fairgrounds

High school students 10am-1pm

Adults from 1:30pm to 4pm

Sign-Up at: https://bit.ly/WCCCHiringExpo2022



If you are a senior planning on attending a community college or a 4-year university, you should have completed FAFSA at this point. Please see your counselor if you and your parents have not finished that application yet!


10th/11th Grade

  • Road to College, Monday, Feb. 14th, 11:30-12:15. Zoom Link

    • (This will be held during Crew/Lunch, most likely in the library.)




9th Grade/10th Grade

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January 24, 2022

What does it mean to "persist"?

(verb) to continue firmly or obstinately in a course of action in spite of difficulty, opposition, or failure.


As a student, continuing to persist despite setbacks is a challenge. When you study hard and don't see your grades reflect your effort, it can be disheartening. When the content of classes require you to focus in order to fully understand a concept, we can become tired. But does that mean we give up when school is hard? No. We Phoenix's have a vision of success for ourselves and strive to persist through any obstacle. Keep in mind the Trait of Persistence while we power through to the end of the Semester!

College & Career

NACAC Virtual College Fairs


Oregon Teacher Education Scholarship, due March 30, 2022


Path to Scholarships: Register by Monday, Jan 24th. Workshop will be held Friday, Feb 4th from 9am to 3pm (11th and 12th graders)


Ford Family Scholars Program (Seniors, due March 1)


OSAC Scholarship Application (Seniors, due March 1)



January Scholarship Deadlines: opportunities for Eagle Scouts, Pre-med students, and Nuclear Engineering majors!


Perry Initiative for Biomed and Engineering

BigFuture Scholarships through CollegeBoard (Juniors, due dates vary)


Career Events Registration (open to 10-12th graders)

What's up in Crew?

Offer Empathy

Empathy

Earlier this month, Crews did a lesson on empathy. They watched the video above the help illustrate how we can offer empathy to each other at school.
Student Perspectives: On Bullying

Student Perspectives on Bullying

This video was also shown as part of a Crew lesson this month to help students think about ways to stop bullying and the impact of bullying on others in our community.

End of Semester: How can I help my student?

Parents & Family members play a vital role in keeping students on track to pass their classes each semester. We are getting close to the end. If you haven't done so, have your student show you their grades on StudentVue and review any missing assignments on Canvas. Students with questions about assignments need to reach out to their teachers for clarification. Checking StudentVue and Canvas provides a great opportunity to talk about how each class is going for your student, clarify any missing work, and hear how this year has been going so far. Please consider making this a weekly routine with your student!

January 18, 2022

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Traits of the Phoenix:

When the staff at BASE came together to think through the culture that we wanted this "new" school to have, the Traits of the Phoenix were chosen to anchor how we wanted students to feel and act as members of our community. As we near the end of the Semester, let's look towards these traits once again to inspire us and keep us going as we finish strong.

COVID-19 Emergency Resources:

Emergency Food Resources

If you are quarantining due to Covid and need food assistance, the following resources can help.


Care To Share coordinates assistance to families and individuals seeking emergency food and other basic needs. Families can call and request nearby food pick up or deliveries.

Call 503-591-9025

Monday through Friday

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Se Habla Español


COVID resource assistance team. If you have to quarantine and need help with rent, groceries, or other essential expenses, call 503-846-8123.

Washington County Testing Sites (Link)


Upcoming Opportunities:

Path to Scholarships: Register by Monday, Jan 24th. Workshop will be held Friday, Feb 4th from 9am to 3pm (11th and 12th graders)


Ford Family Scholars Program (Seniors, due March 1)


OSAC Scholarship Application (Seniors, due March 1)


Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Scholarship Workshop for Seniors, Friday, Jan. 21st @ 11:40. Please email maureen_wilson@beaverton.k12.or.us if you are interested!


January Scholarship Deadlines: opportunities for Eagle Scouts, Pre-med students, and Nuclear Engineering majors!


Perry Initiative for Biomed and Engineering


Senior Internships Flyer for Class of 2023

BigFuture Scholarships through CollegeBoard (Juniors, due dates vary)


Career Events Registration (open to 10-12th graders)

January 10, 2022

Student artwork on display in Geode Hall-- Check it out!

You can do it!

We have 3 ½ weeks left until the semester is over! Wow, that went fast! If your student is struggling in a class, please check in with them and see what types of support they could use: Do they need to meet with their teacher to help prioritize work? Are they stuck on a particular assignment and just need a little push? Encourage them to advocate and reach out to their teachers if they have questions about missing work. Final semester grades will be submitted on February 4th, so now is the time to do any catching up needed!


High School Career Credit

High School Career Credit: 9th-12th graders continue working on CIS (Career Information System) lessons and Experiential Learning Passages to prepare for their future: everything from exploring career interests to practicing job applications to developing resumes are skills practiced during Crew classes this year. The required Career Credit for graduation is fulfilled through these lessons and the Career Related Learning Experiences. If your student is missing a Career Credit on their transcript, counselors will be reaching out to help them make up any missing requirements.

Upcoming Deadlines

USC Bovard Scholars (Juniors, due 1/14)


BigFuture Scholarships through CollegeBoard (Juniors, due dates vary)


Ford Family Scholars Program (Seniors, due March 1)


OSAC Scholarship Application (Seniors, due March 1)


PCC Virtual Application Workshop (January 12th at 11:30am)


Seniors who have applied to PSU: the PSU Scholarship Universe closes March 1st. Get your application in as soon as possible!

Native American/Alaskan Native students who are interested in attending PSU might be interested in the Nations Scholars Program.

COVID-19 Resources

Emergency Food Resources

If you are quarantining and need food assistance, the following resources can help.


Care To Share coordinates assistance to families and individuals seeking emergency food and other basic needs. Families can call and request nearby food pick up or deliveries.

Call 503-591-9025

Monday through Friday

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Se Habla Español


COVID resource assistance team. If you have to quarantine and need help with rent, groceries, or other essential expenses, call 503-846-8123.

Washington County Testing Sites (Link)

1/3/2022

Welcome back!

We have 4 ½ weeks left until the semester is over! Wow, that went fast! If your student is struggling in a class, please check in with them and see what types of support they could use: Do they need to meet with their teacher to help prioritize work? Are they stuck on a particular assignment and just need a little push? Encourage them to advocate and reach out to their teachers if they have questions about missing work. Final semester grades will be submitted on February 4th, so now is the time to do any catching up needed!

High School Career Credit:

9th-12th graders continue working on CIS (Career Information System) lessons and Experiential Learning Passages to prepare for their future: everything from exploring career interests to practicing job applications to developing resumes are skills practiced during Crew classes this year. The required Career Credit for graduation is fulfilled through these lessons and the Career Related Learning Experiences. If your student is missing a Career Credit on their transcript, counselors will be reaching out to help them make up any missing requirements.


~ 12/13/21 ~

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Dear BASE Families

This is the last week before Winter Break! We can do it! Be sure to encourage your students to participate in Spirit Week this week.

BSD Affinity Groups for Parents & Families

We have heard from lots of parents and families of LGBTQ+ BSD students that they would love to connect with other parents and families. They are seeking opportunities to create a safe space to learn, support one another, and advocate for their students.

Please fill out this Google form if you’re interested in getting on the email list for this group. We want to learn from families what would work best for them in terms of building this community.

You can email gretchen_mollers@beaverton.k12.or.us if you have questions.

Middle School Success Over Stress

The Middle School Success Over Stress project is a research study conducted at the University of Oregon designed to support children and families across the state to reduce mental health problems. Participants will have access to a parenting App as well as individual, telehealth support from a family consultant. Services are offered in both Spanish and English. The goal of this project is to provide parents and caregivers with tools to help their middle school student manage the social stress of returning to in-person learning, get good grades, and improve behavior at home and at school. Families can earn up to $350 for participating in this research study.

You can visit the website to learn more: www.middleschoolstudy.org or call our recruitment line at: 971-219-2025


~ 12/5/21 Dear BASE Families ~

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Dear BASE Families

In light of recent events we wanted to highlight a resource in case students and families have concerns for the safety of another BASE student. If you see or hear anything from students that the school needs to know about, either contact us directly or submit a report on Safe Oregon so that our staff can address it: https://www.safeoregon.com/.
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Attendance Info:

We know around this time of year there may be families traveling and students may be missing school. As a reminder, students who miss 10 consecutive school days will be dropped from Synergy and will lose access to any Student Applications such as Canvas. In order to help staff keep track of attendance, please notify our attendance secretary, Kerin Larson, with dates of long-term absences. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their teacher for missed work and to check in with them after they return to make a plan for missed assignments.


If your student is gone for more than 10 days and gets dropped from our system, we are asking that parents check in with Dolores Reyes, the registrar, to re-enroll at BASE, prior to sending your child to school. They will need to meet with their counselor on their first day back in order to make a plan for missed work.


We hope this clarification will help families understand the impact of long-term absences as well as bring more support for the student upon their return. If you have questions about this please contact your students counselor.

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Upcoming Events at BASE

12/10 Middle School Movie Event- talk to Mr. Cerciello for details


12/10 High School LAN Party- talk to Dr. Sanchez for details

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~ College & Career ~

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Scholarship Workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 7th, from 11-12. Primarily offered to seniors, but juniors may attend if they are interested in this opportunity for next year. Please email maureen_wilson@beaverton.k12.or.us if you are interested in attending via Zoom!


Opportunity Knocks applications are due December 10th! If you are a junior/senior interested in taking one class per term at PCC, check out this opportunity!


2022 Ted R. Lilley CURE Summer Internship Program

USC Bovard Scholars

Coolidge Scholarship

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Scholarship



Seniors, if you are interested in learning more about opportunities in the Trades, please check out the Northwest College of Construction, PCC’s Programs, and the Trade Opportunities on Oregon’s Bureau of Labor website. Counselors will be in Crews before winter break to discuss some of the opportunities in these industries.


~ 11/29/21 Dear BASE Families ~

Dear BASE Families,

We hope everyone had a safe and restful break. We have 3 more weeks until Winter Break and are all powering through! If the long, dark winter days seem to be getting to your student, please remind them to come see their counselor for support! We are here to help as best we can!

~ Webpage Update ~

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The Counseling Page on Base's website now has a "Contact the Counselor" feature if you ever need to reach out but aren't sure which counselor your student has. Please feel free to use this page when needed!

~ College & Career ~

Juniors & Seniors:

Opportunity Knocks applications are open and due December 10th! If you are an 11th/12th grader interested in taking a course at PCC, please check out this application and requirements!

~ What's Up In Crew? ~

Coping Skills: Mindfulness

This week's Counseling Lesson in Crew will focus on Mindfulness as a coping skill for stress and anxiety.


Check out this Body Scan Meditation for regulating your anxiety response: HERE.


This video below lets you hear from other students and how mindfulness has impacted them.

Mindfulness: Youth Voices

~ 11/15 Dear BASE Families ~

5 Minute Guided Meditation for Gratitude / Mindful Movement

What is gratitude?

Harvard Health shares the following about gratitude: "In positive psychology research, gratitude is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness. Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships."


As the days get colder, wetter, and darker, we can fall into a slump with the stress of school and impending winter. Spending time practicing gratitude can bring in these positive psychological benefits in your life. Don't know where to start with the practice of gratitude? Above you'll find a free, 5-minute guided meditation on gratitude. Try it out!

~ What's Up In Crew? ~

November Themes

This month, Counseling Lessons in Crew are focusing on Anxiety & Coping Skills.

~ College & Career ~

~ Resources ~

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~ Other Reminders ~

6th & 7th Grade elective change

Reminder that 6th and 7th grader "wheel" electives change on Monday, November 15th. Be sure to check StudentVue for your Quarter 2 class.

Quarters v.s. Semester- what's the difference?

Middle School: The quarter grade serves as the grade for your quarter-long elective classes (6th & 7th grade only). For semester-long classes, it serves as a "progress report" at the halfway mark until the end of the quarter.


High School: Quarter grades for high school students serve as a progress report for how you are doing in your classes. The quarter grade does not show on your high school transcript. So why does this grading period matter? This progress report is a good check-point for what is going well in each class and what you need to do to improve your grade. Making a habit of missing assignments, forgetting to retake quizzes when given the chance, and getting behind on homework can lead to a greater struggle down the line. Not satisfied with the grade you are receiving in a class? It is not too late to implement strategies to improve your grade for the Semester. Your Semester grade DOES go on your transcript, so you want to make sure you are passing all your classes. (Psst... Semester 1 ends on February 3rd).